LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global financial trading company TradeNext begins the 2015 Search For An Asian Football Star campaign, this weekend at Dagenham & Redbridge Trials Day - Sunday 22nd March 2015 from 11am - 5pm.
Search For An Asian Football Star (SFAAFS) aims to discover talented young Asian footballers in the UK and the trials day offers aspiring footballers the chance to showcase their skills in free training sessions, led by FA-qualified coaches. In 2014, after a series of training and skills sessions across the country, talented Asian footballer Raj Vijayarajah won the nationwide Search For An Asian Football Star competition.
In April, Raj will attend a week at the ‘TradeNext FootballCV Academy’, which will include a training session at St George’s Park, the Football Association’s state-of-the-art Home of Football Learning.
SFAAFS partner FootballCV (www.footballcv.com) will be hosting the trials day. Graham Starmer, from FootballCV, said: “This is a great opportunity to showcase football talent in front of a number of scouts on the impressive pitch at The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium, home of League Two Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club.
“Scouts will be attending the day representing a host of clubs from Premier League, Championship, Football League and Non-League clubs with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Colchester United, Dagenham and Redbridge, Histon and Chelmsford City amongst others.”
TradeNext Chief Executive Mohsin Jameel added: “After a very success campaign in 2014, we are keen to kick off the search for 2015 and we want to encourage young aspiring Asian footballers to attend the trials day.
“Our Search For An Asian Football Star initiative represents TradeNext’s corporate goals and objectives, which is to support aspiring talent in the British Asian community.
Jagjeet Singh, Co-founder of TradeNext adds: “The UK is home to more than three million people of South Asian origin. As a community they have contributed highly to various sectors. However, in the field of football, there remains a distance. TradeNext aims to bridge this gap and showcase future talent.”